Junior Regional

Junior Regional
Orienteering Squads



Stockholm 2023

The Stockholm training camp is aimed at M/W17’s and is held around the middle of August. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually accommodates 16-20 athletes.
The camp will run from Tue 22nd August to Sun 3rd September.
Selections now available


Coaching course 2023

In 2023 JROS will again be offering a subsidised Lv2 course based in Inverness to keep costs down.
Arrival 16 July evening, departure (eg. to Lagganlia or Deeside) 21 July Morning.
All places on the coaching course have now been filled. Our thanks to the Orienteering Foundation for their support for this course.

Gothenburg 2023

The ‘Gothenburg’ training camp is designed as a ‘self-help’ tour. Athletes attending will be expected to plan their own training. They will also be expected to be generally well organised, capable of preparing their own meals and self sufficient whilst being supervised by an experienced coach.
The camp will run from Saturday 26th August to Sunday 3rd September 2023
Selections now available


Czechia 2023

The camp is aimed at M/W16s. The size of the camp is expected to be around 16-20 athletes. Based at Potkávárna u Havrana, in the Jizera mountains near Liberec in the north of the Czechia.
The camp will run from Saturday 12th August – Sunday 20th August.
Selections now available


Deeside 2023

The Deeside training camp is normally based at Templars’ Park, Maryculter on the banks of the River Dee near Aberdeen. The camp is for around 18 athletes, the final number being determined by the Selectors and the Team Manager.
The camp will run from 22nd to the 29th July
Selections now available


Lagganlia 2023

The Lagganlia training camp is based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It is aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp will run from 22nd July to 29th July.
Selections now available


What are the Objectives of JROS?

In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;

  • Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
  • Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
  • To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
  • Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
  • To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches

How does it seek to meet these objectives?

Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to five in 2022 and has continued to organise and manage four since then. These comprise: Lagganlia for MW14s and some MW15s, Deeside for MW16s, Stockholm for MW17s and 18s, Gothenburg for MW20s and 19s and Czechia for M/W16s.

British Orienteering for 2021 are holding a camp for M/W15s at Bagaduish .

Since 2009, JROS has organised the Hawkshead training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.

JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches and it will seek to host further courses in the future.

‘Getting on camp’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training camps were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous camps….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.

Jon Duncan,
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion

as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)